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O. J. (Oliver James)
Padel
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26 publications between 1978 and 2017 indexed
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Padel, O. J., Arthur in medieval Welsh literature, Writers of Wales, 2nd ed., Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013.
Padel, O. J., Arthur in medieval Welsh literature, Writers of Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000.
Fox, H. S. A., and O. J. Padel, The Cornish lands of the Arundells of Lanherne, fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series 41, Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 2000.  
abstract:

The Arundell family of Lanherne, near Newquay, was one of the richest and most important in Cornwall in the late Middle Ages, having extensive property in most parts of the county as well as elsewhere (notably Devon and Dorset). Cornwall Record Office has recently acquired the family archive, and this provides the opportunity for publishing some of its rich contents.

As a first offering, this volume contains rentals and surveys of the Arundell lands in Cornwall from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. These documents list the lands and tenants of each property belonging to the family, often in considerable detail. The earliest survey is dated 1343, just before the Black Death, and covers some of the Arundell lands in the area of St Columb Major, Newquay and Padstow. The earliest full survey is for 1451-63 and includes those properties and others in the areas of the Lizard, Penwith, St Austell, Bodmin and the Clay Country. Even then the family lands were still growing, and in the sixteenth century are added further properties in South Cornwall (including one near Looe) and elsewhere; these appear in the later documents published here. These rentals and surveys provide much information about Cornish history in general and in particular for local and family historians in Cornwall, for those interested in social and agricultural history, manorial history, place-names and personal names. There is an introduction covering some of the topics illustrated by the surveys, and helping to make the material accessible to non-specialists.

abstract:

The Arundell family of Lanherne, near Newquay, was one of the richest and most important in Cornwall in the late Middle Ages, having extensive property in most parts of the county as well as elsewhere (notably Devon and Dorset). Cornwall Record Office has recently acquired the family archive, and this provides the opportunity for publishing some of its rich contents.

As a first offering, this volume contains rentals and surveys of the Arundell lands in Cornwall from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. These documents list the lands and tenants of each property belonging to the family, often in considerable detail. The earliest survey is dated 1343, just before the Black Death, and covers some of the Arundell lands in the area of St Columb Major, Newquay and Padstow. The earliest full survey is for 1451-63 and includes those properties and others in the areas of the Lizard, Penwith, St Austell, Bodmin and the Clay Country. Even then the family lands were still growing, and in the sixteenth century are added further properties in South Cornwall (including one near Looe) and elsewhere; these appear in the later documents published here. These rentals and surveys provide much information about Cornish history in general and in particular for local and family historians in Cornwall, for those interested in social and agricultural history, manorial history, place-names and personal names. There is an introduction covering some of the topics illustrated by the surveys, and helping to make the material accessible to non-specialists.

Padel, O. J., Cornish place-name elements, English Place-Name Society 56-57, Nottingham: English Place-Name Society, 1985.


Contributions to journals

Padel, O. J., “Where was Middle Cornish spoken?”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 74 (2017): 1–31.
Padel, Oliver, “Celtic, Pictish and Germanic onomastics in the work of H. M. Chadwick”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 69–70 (2014): 157–170.
Padel, O. J., “Five Cornish toponyms revisited: Crim, Darite, Uthnoe, Port Isaac, Treverva”, Studia Celtica 47 (2013): 69–111.
O. J. Padel, “[Review of: Alexander Falileyev • Hildegard L. C. Tristram, Le vieux-gallois (2008)]”, in: Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 57 (2009–2010): 206–211.
Padel, O. J., “Evidence for oral tales in medieval Cornwall”, Studia Celtica 40 (2006): 127–153.
Padel, O. J., “Geoffrey of Monmouth and the development of the Merlin legend”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 51 (Summer, 2006): 37–65.
Padel, O. J., “A new study of the Gododdin”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 35 (Summer, 1998): 45–56.
Padel, O. J., “Notes on the new edition of the Middle Cornish Charter endorsement”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 30 (Winter, 1995): 123–127.
Padel, O. J., “The nature of Arthur”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 27 (Summer, 1994): 1–31.
Olson, B. Lynette, and O. J. Padel, “A tenth-century list of Cornish parochial saints”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 12 (Winter, 1986): 33–71.
Padel, O. J., “Geoffrey of Monmouth and Cornwall”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 8 (Winter, 1984): 1–28.
Padel, O. J., “The Cornish background of the Tristan stories”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 1 (Summer, 1981): 53–81.
Padel, O. J., “The text of the Lanlawren charter”, Cornish Studies 7 (1979): 43–44.
Padel, O. J., “Two new pre-Conquest charters from Cornwall”, Cornish Studies: Journal of the Institute of Cornish Studies 6 (1978): 20–27.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Padel, O. J., “Brittonic place-names in England”, in: Carroll, Jayne, and David N. Parsons (eds), Perceptions of place: twenty-first-century interpretations of English place-name studies, Nottingham: English Place-Name Society, 2013. 1–42.
Padel, O. J., “Aneirin and Taliesin: sceptical speculations”, in: Woolf, Alex (ed.), Beyond the Gododdin: Dark Age Scotland in medieval Wales. The proceedings of a day conference held on 19 February 2005, St John's House Papers 13, St Andrews, 2013. 115–152.
Padel, O. J., “Asser’s parochia of Exeter”, in: Edmonds, Fiona, and Paul Russell (eds.), Tome: studies in medieval Celtic history and law in honour of Thomas Charles-Edwards, Studies in Celtic History 31, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011. 65–72.
Padel, O. J., “Place-names and the Saxon conquest of Devon and Cornwall”, in: Higham, N. J. [ed.], Britons in Anglo-Saxon England, Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies 7, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2007. 215–230.
Padel, O. J., “The charter of Lanlawren (Cornwall)”, in: O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine, and Andy Orchard (eds), Latin learning and English lore: studies in Anglo-Saxon literature for Michael Lapidge, 2 vols, vol. 2, Toronto Old English Studies, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. 74–85.
Padel, Oliver, “Local saints and place-names in Cornwall”, in: Thacker, Alan, and Richard Sharpe (eds.), Local saints and local churches in the early medieval West, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 303–360.
Padel, O. J., “Some south-western sites with Arthurian associations”, in: Bromwich, Rachel, A. O. H. Jarman, and Brynley F. Roberts (eds.), The Arthur of the Welsh. The Arthurian legend in medieval Welsh literature, Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages 1, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991. 229–248.
Padel, O. J., “Glastonbury’s Cornish connections”, in: Abrams, Lesley, and James P. Carley (eds), The archaeology and history of Glastonbury Abbey: essays in honour of the ninetieth birthday of C. A. Ralegh Radford, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1991. 245–256.